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RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die.
PURPOSE: Phase I/II trial to study the effectiveness of oblimersen in treating patients who have solid tumors that have not responded to previous therapy.
OBJECTIVES: I. Evaluate the safety and plasma concentration profiles of oblimersen (G3139) administered alone or in combination with docetaxel in patients with advanced solid tumors expressing the bcl-2 oncogene. II. Determine the plasma concentration profiles, maximum tolerated dose (MTD), and/or optimal biologic dose (OBD) of this treatment regimen in these patients. III. Determine the antitumor effects of G3139, at the MTD or OBD, in combination with docetaxel in patients with androgen-independent, refractory, or recurrent prostate cancer.
OUTLINE: This is a dose-escalation study of oblimersen (G3139). Phase I: Patients receive G3139 IV on days 1-5 and docetaxel IV on day 5. Treatment repeats every 21 days for up to 6 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Cohorts of 3-6 patients receive escalating doses of G3139 until the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) is determined. The MTD is defined as the dose at which no more than 2 of 3 or 2 of 6 patients experience dose-limiting toxicity. Phase II: Patients receive G3139 continuously over 21 days at one dose level below the MTD in combination with weekly docetaxel. Patients receive up to 2 more courses of therapy in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients are followed every 3 months until disease progression.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A maximum of 57 patients (42 for phase I and 15 for phase II) will be accrued for this study.
Primary Purpose: Treatment
oblimersen sodium, docetaxel
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:58:52-0400
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy such as docetaxel use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Oblimersen may increase the effectiveness of docet...
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as docetaxel, work in different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Oblimersen may increase the effectiveness of...
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as doxorubicin and docetaxel, work in different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Oblimersen may increase the ...
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy work in different ways to stop the growth of cancer cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Oblimersen sodium may help c...
RATIONALE: Biological therapies such as oblimersen may interfere with the growth of the cancer cells and slow or stop the growth of Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia. PURPOSE: This phase I/...
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Tumors or cancer of the URINARY BLADDER.
A HERNIA-like condition in which the weakened pelvic muscles cause the URINARY BLADDER to drop from its normal position. Fallen urinary bladder is more common in females with the bladder dropping into the VAGINA and less common in males with the bladder dropping into the SCROTUM.
Involuntary discharge of URINE as a result of physical activities that increase abdominal pressure on the URINARY BLADDER without detrusor contraction or overdistended bladder. The subtypes are classified by the degree of leakage, descent and opening of the bladder neck and URETHRA without bladder contraction, and sphincter deficiency.
Sodium or sodium compounds used in foods or as a food. The most frequently used compounds are sodium chloride or sodium glutamate.
An abnormal passage in the URINARY BLADDER or between the bladder and any surrounding organ.
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